James Wong

Computer Systems Engineer, Burroughs Corporation; Unisys Corporation; Project Engineer on SAGE system software for The RAND Corporation 1955-1958; Team Leader, System Development Corporation (SDC), Lincoln Laboratory, SAGE and Project "465-L." Mathematician and programmer for the IBM CPC, 701, and RAND Johnniac. Wong is retired and currently volunteers as a tutor in Mathematics and Computers with the Learning Disabled Program at Foothill College.

"'Everything was first done on SAGE' were familar words throughout the industry. SAGE was the first large-scale information processing system with capabilities so advanced that forty years later they would still be considered state of the art. The hardware is better and faster today but multiprogramming, distributed processing, on-line data management, timesharing were all there in SAGE."


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